New Here, Sons first car, 1978 project

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    Update!

    Well,
    Been a LONG while since I've updated this thread! Not because we haven't done anything, but because I've been busy, and a little lazy with the pics and post. Summary of what we've done since last update: Removed old motor and transmission and son cleaned and painted under the hood. Completely rebuilt the front end (Upper and lower ball joints, control arm bushings, brakes and brake lines, shocks, sway bar links and bushings), new power steering pump and lines, built new 355 and rebuilt transmission with 2200 stall, and installed motor and trans., headers, new aluminum radiator, new u joints, and almost finished with the DREADED heater core replacement. While I'm in there I've replaced all seals on heater box, cleaned and assured proper operation including vacuum lines. Just waiting on the heater core to arrive and we can put that back together and finally fill her up with coolant and fire it up. We broke the engine in on a test stand so we'll be able to just fire it up and go! Then it'll be time for exhaust, install the posi and 342 gears, and then hopefully to the paint booth. Nothing mechanical has been left untouched so this thing will basically be brand new. Also installed a tach. and gauges.
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    AWESOME ! update :) Good work !

    ~DaVe
     
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    Nice update. Father and son time.
     
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    Very cool family work. I'm glad to see it...
     
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    Looks awesome! Also, that heater core is a PITA. Just did mine...with the car down to the subframe...and I still had a frown on my face doing it.
     
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    Yeah, not fun, but honestly, I've encountered worse! All part of the experience. Thanks guys.
     
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    Nice work.Its fun doing a father and son project.But as of the last year Its been a Dad project. My son got a new job and he moved 45 min.away so were not together as much.He helps out when we can get together.Thats ok the main thing hes worklng and doing good.
     
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    I'm sure I'll eventually encounter that too! For now, he's 13, likes cars, and likes to do what I do, and I have a 10 year old that's the same way. Life is good!
     

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